An estimated 3.2million Americans took to the streets on January 21, 2017 to take part in the Women’s March protests. This march supported abortion, women’s rights and other causes including immigration reform, healthcare reform, protection of the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights. These rallies were aimed toward our new President Donald Trump immediately following his inauguration. It is named as the largest one-day protest in U.S. history. After the march, officials behind the organization reported 673 marches took place worldwide.
After the march, the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington made a website which states that the purpose of the march is to represent and find liberation for all women, recognizing “that women have intersecting identities and are therefore impacted by a multitude of social justice and human rights issues.” On their website they posted the “10 Actions for the first 100 Days” campaign for the women who joined to keep up with the movement of the march--which has a new action provided every 10 days.
The main place for the Women's March was Washington, but there were many other places around the world that held marches as well such as Atlanta, Georgia , Boston, Massachusetts , London, England, and Paris, France. Even though this march’s goal was to promote women’s rights, with the slogan “women’s rights are human rights,” the women that were pro-life felt pretty unwelcome to march in this march. A few pro-life feminist groups asked to be involved as a partner for the organization of the march but were rejected. ~ Keeley Hester